Islander Shares Their Hand-Washing Approved Cover of R.E.M.’s “It’s The End of The World As We Know It”

Rockers Islander have released their new single, a cover of the R.E.M. classic ‘It’s The End of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” first bit of music released since signing to Better Noise Music. The band took a break from writing their upcoming album to cover this timely track, in recognition of the worldwide pandemic and the toll it has taken on the Carvajal family having lost their aunt to the deadly virus. The band’s brothers, Mikey and Chris Carvajal, wanted to use the track to raise funds for a cause close to their (and their Aunt’s) hearts. Continue reading

R.E.M.’s Classic “It’s The End of The World As We Know It” Re-Enters the Charts

R.E.M.’s Alt-Rock gem ‘It’s The End of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)’  has re-entered the charts on iTunes as people are streaming and sharing the track in response to the Coronavirus. The track last appeared on the US Charts on Billboard in 1987 when it was a college radio and later mainstream hit, reaching #39 on their album Document (IRS Records). When the song was re-released as a single in 1991, it reached #67 in the UK. In addition to the public reaction the pandemic, the music industry has been crippled by postponements and cancelations. You can track the tour postponements here:  Continue reading